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Amsterdam 95-95-95 Targets (2020)

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Source: Provided by the City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam HIV Care Continuum (2020) PLHIV: 6,420

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Source: Provided by the City of Amsterdam

Mayor's Message

“AIDS is not over and there is no reason to lean backwards. But at the same time we should avoid despair, we have good reasons to be hopeful. Amsterdam will start at home by stepping up our efforts to ensure we will be an aids-free city in 2030. It is an acknowledgement of all that we have achieved in our response to HIV. In recent years Amsterdam met the UN 90/90/90 goals. These facts means a lot in terms of improving the lives of thousands of people.

But that is still not the case around the world. The reasons why so many people in the world are still denied treatment are almost never medical reasons. They are bigotry, homophobia, religious fanaticism, unjust economic systems, and indifferent governments. Our weapons are not just medicine and evidence, but more important, our ideals of freedom, open mindedness and social progress. We believe Amsterdam has a responsibility to share its experiences with other cities. If cities cooperate internationally (like in the fast track cities initiative) urban centers around the world will greatly benefit from exchanging success stories and lessons learned in striving for zero new infections. Amsterdam will do its part, let’s do it together worldwide.”

Femke Halsema
Mayor of Amsterdam
FTCI Taskforce Members

John de Wit

Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, University Utrecht

Dinah Bons

Trans United Europe

Sally Hendriks

Director National, Aidsfonds Soa Aids Nederland

Pieter Brokx

Director HIV Vereniging

Lilly Dol

Project manager, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

Paul Zandkuijl

Strategic advisor Key populations, Aidsfonds Soa Aids Nederland

Prof. dr. Suzanne Geerlings

Amsterdam Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam

Dr. Udi Davidovich

GGD Amsterdam (Public Health Service), Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam

UDavidovich@ggd.amsterdam.nl

Marc van der Valk

Professor in internal Medicine, HIV treatment, infectious diseases

Dutch Association of HIV-treating physicians (NVHB)

Chair of the Board Stichting HIV monitoring, head of the HIV clinic Amsterdam UMC and DC clinic. Chair of the Dutch Association of HIV-treating physicians (NVHB)

Michiel Heidenrijk

Joep Lange Institute

Ard van Sighem

HIV Monitoring Foundation

a.i.vansighem@amc.uva.nl

Elske Hoornenborg

GGD Amsterdam (Public Health Service)

ehoornenborg@ggd.amsterdam.nl

Godelieve de Bree

Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

FTCI Key Opinion Leader

g.j.debree@amc.uva.nl

Peter Reiss, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Global Health, Academic Medical Center,Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, and Director HIV Monitoring Foundation

p.reiss@amc.uva.nl

Tom van Benthem

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, GGD

Primary Mayor's Office Contact

tvbenthem@ggd.amsterdam.nl

Maria Oud

Coordinator, International Office, GGD Amsterdam (Public Health Service)

Primary FTCI Contact

moud@ggd.amsterdam.nl

+31 (0)6 27132774

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Community Leadership Messages

“In the past 30 years we have come a long way in reducing the number of new infections. By working in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders and key populations throughout the city and adopting the most up-to- date methods, we have developed a unique and innovative approach providing unprecedented opportunities to strive for an HIV-free Amsterdam.” 

 

Maria Prins
Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Head Department of Research, Cluster Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service of Amsterdam

"Bringing prevention, formal health care, key populations and the HIV community together into policy making has proven to be very successful. In the past years we managed to reduce transmission as well as stigma on HIV and testing. Each party doing what they are best at, allowing others to add in their expertise and creativity. This close collaboration has not only lead to a significant reduction in HIV transmission, but also to a swift connection to care, both formal and informal, of newly diagnosed people."

Reina Foppen

Cities are not only hot spots for transmission of infections, but also platforms for innovation and cooperation.

Starting back in 2013, the H-TEAM and the city are using Amsterdam’s energy and commitment to stop transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis.

We will continue doing so until all our ambitious goals are reached.

Elske van Hoornenborg

"Tailoring the right prevention scheme to the right individual is the key to beat HIV. There have never been so many HIV prevention options than today. Amsterdam has pledged to create the best match between any particular strategy, whether biomedical or behavioral, and the needs and capabilities of the individual, no matter to which key population he or she belongs to."

Dr. Udi Davidovich
Research & Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Online Research & Prevention unit (ORP)
Amsterdam Public Health Service & The University of Amsterdam

"Every new HIV infection is one too many. We need to do everything we can to stop new infections from happening."

Dr. Peter Reiss, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, and Director HIV Monitoring Foundation

"Rapid recognition and treatment of HIV in a person with acute infection is crucial for a good prognosis and to reduce transmission. This requires specific diagnostic and treatment facilities."

Godelieve J. de Bree, MD PhD
Internist-infectious diseases specialist, clinical immunologist
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

"Maximal collaboration with all parties is necessary to prevent new hiv-infections in the Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Suzanne E. Geerlings
Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

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